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Top 10 Films and Documentaries on the Subject of Fairtrade

Top 10 Films and Documentaries on the Subject of Fairtrade

By Connie Allen, Films for the Earth The power of film and documentary is undeniable. After so long, text and endless statistics and news articles fall on deaf ears as we become numb to their content. But watch a film that connects to your inner humanity through beautiful imagery, engaging interviews, real people and their...

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Bedroom Furniture and Decor

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Bedroom Furniture and Decor

Whether you’ve just discovered sustainable living or redecorating your bedroom and leaning towards natural, organic, ethical and green furniture and decorative bedroom items, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a curated a list of online shops and brands that produce or stock ethically-made and eco-friendly bedroom furniture and decor to suit various...

5 Ways to Shift Consumers Towards Sustainable Behaviour

5 Ways to Shift Consumers Towards Sustainable Behaviour

Most people want to be sustainable, but have a hard time taking the necessary actions. According to Nielsen, a data analytics company, sustainability is the latest consumer trend. Their research shows chocolate, coffee and bath products with sustainability claims grew much faster than their traditional counterparts. Yet only 0.2% of chocolates and 0.4% of coffees...

10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding

10 Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Today’s environmentally aware couples are going out of their way to find green wedding ideas to minimise waste and reduce the carbon footprint of their ceremony and reception. It’s not easy, but with a little planning and following eco advice your big “I Do” can be much more friendly to Mother Nature.  Here are 10...

Climate Joy Week #19: San Francisco International Airport Bans Plastic Water Bottles, Plans for Africa’s First Vertical Forest Unveiled and much more…

Climate Joy Week #19: San Francisco International Airport Bans Plastic Water Bottles, Plans for Africa’s First Vertical Forest Unveiled and much more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. This week as usual, we bring you news that will gladden your green heart. From the ice of Northern Canada to the warmth of Cairo, we’ve collated our weekly list of a few impressive positive developments in the communal fight to create a better environment for us...

Don’t Just Blame Government and Business for the Recycling Crisis – It Begins With Us

Don’t Just Blame Government and Business for the Recycling Crisis – It Begins With Us

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Trevor Thornton, Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University. As the dramatic shutdown of major recycling company SKM this week has illustrated, recycling is not free. Householders in Australia pay council rates for a recycling and garbage service. This fee is largely based...

New Initiative to Recycle Plastic Bread Bag Closures Launches in Australia

New Initiative to Recycle Plastic Bread Bag Closures Launches in Australia

PRESS RELEASE A recycling program for difficult to recycle plastic bread closures could be the best thing since sliced bread. Kwik Lok, the global leader in bread bag closures used to keep bread fresher for longer is partnering with TerraCycle to make all brands of bread bag closures nationally recyclable, for free, through the Bread Bag Closure Recycling Program.   Launched by Kwik Lok and global recycling...